Am Himmel is an ecclesiastical nightmare formed by emanations from the metaphysical voids trapped in the eternal light. A starless kingdom bereft of celestial pureness. Strange rituals in the gothic catacombs of Christianity and insanity.
Translated as "In The Sky" in German, Am Himmel is a new project from an old soul from the Netherlands, whose inspiration lies between doomy synth-based drone, raw black metal, and shoegaze. Created by JMKP, Am Himmel channels ancient and metaphysical energies through the combination of droning, eerie soundscapes with raw and buzzing black metal. There's a sinister and unearthly atmosphere surrounding the whole record - not just from the devilish growls and shrieks, but also from the hypnotic mystical synth layers.
For those into Urfaust, Lurker of Chalice, and Xasthur, Am Himmel 's As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow should prove as essential listening.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track "The Patience and Silence of a Saint's Death" exclusively HERE , courtesy of Decibel , North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the previously revealed "The Fumes Of Thy Preposterous Torment" both HERE at Am Himmel 's Bandcamp and HERE at Burning World 's Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered.
Additional preorder info for the US can be found HERE while preorder for the rest of the world can be found HERE . Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Am Himmel's As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow 1. Bleared By The Infinite Wings [6:56] 2. The Patience And Silence Of A Saint's Death [5:12] 3. The Virgin Wages Celestial War In The Seraphim Courts [7:22] 4. The Fumes Of Thy Preposterous Torment [6:31] 5. The Bewildered Firstling Thrusts The Knife Into Her Brother [6:25] 6. As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow [5:23]